Monday, February 21, 2011

TheDailyCity.com Orlando Food Truck Bazaar



 







TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar
TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar (AboutTwitter, Facebook) is the original travelling gourmet food truck event in Central Florida. Creator and Producer Mark Baratelli turned a one-time event on March 31 2011 into a 10-town-per-month traveling event with an average attendance of 500- 1,000 in each town. Become a Sponsor

It helps each town it visits, too, by bringing foot traffic to area shops and restaurants (yes restaurants!) and giving the locals in each town it visits one more reason to gather and commune. It also promotes both the mobile vending industry and the Orlando food truck sceneThe event itself is family-friendly atmosphere and dog-friendly. 

The Food Truck Bazaar has also done special event work for City of Orlando, Visit Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Stetson University, Rotary Club of Winter Garden, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Department of Transportation, City Arts Factory, Edgewater High School, Orlando Fringe Festival, Full Sail University, GameStop, Orlando Gay Pride Parade, Glenridge Middle School, Town of Harmony, Howard Middle School, Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve (3 years), City of Orlando Holiday Lights Orlando (2 years), St Margaret Mary Church, Palmers Feed Store, Port Orange Family Days, Shampooch, The Rep (Orlando Rep Theatre), Street Soccer Challenge, Timber Creek High School, Audubon Park Business District, Lake Nona YMCA


What to Do
  • Think tailgating: bring your own chairs + tables + tents 
  • Expect long lines. 
  • Some trucks will run out of food. 
  • Expect loud generators on most trucks.
  • Most trucks take credit cards. 

Links

History

  • TheDailyCity.com has been a proponent of food trucks dating back to 2009 with our Taco Truck Taste Test food truck meetups. One truck at a time, we'd invite readers to try food truck food, explore new parts of the city and support small businesses. Also in 2009, we took the idea of food trucks and thought, "If you can sell food from a vehicle, what else can you sell?" and launched TheDailyCity.com Mobile Art Show, a monthly show in downtown Orlando that takes place in a moving van. So we've had a long-time obsession with mobile vending! In 2010, we read about the Hells Kitchen Food Truck Bazaar, loved the idea, but thought it was a bit too ambitious for us to tackle. So, we blogged about it and left it at that. In January 2011, the owner of Red Eye BBQ food truck suggested we were the ideal people to put on a food truck event like the gatherings happening in Miami and across the country. With his vote of confidence, we made an official announcement February 2, 2011 and watched it come to life March 29, 2011.

Producer
  • The Orlando Business Journal named Mark Baratelli (About | Facebook) a 2012 40 Under 40 award recipient and the Orlando Weekly said "If everyone in Orlando who claims to care about the arts had 1 percent of (Mark) Baratelli’s energy and commitment, this city would be a world culture capital." That same newspaper named him 2012 + 2011 Best Local Advocate and 2010 Best Arts Advocate. He created and Produced Orlando Improv FestivalAudience Choice Awards and Mobile Art ShowHis event The Food Truck Bazaar won 2012 Best Local Food Event from Edible Orlando Magazine (2nd), 2012 Best Monthly Event from YELP Orlando, earned him a 2012 BizBash Best Event Producer nomination and earned him the title of "The Pied Piper of Food Trucks" from the Orlando Business Journal. 

How Long Has The Food Truck Bazaar Been Around?

2011.........................................
  • March 31 Discovery Church
  • May 1 Orlando Fashion Square Mall Photos
  • June 12 Oviedo Mall Photos
  • July 10 Oviedo Mall Photos
  • July 17 Orlando Fashion Square Mall Photos
  • July 24 Avalon Park Photos
  • Aug 14 Oviedo Mall
  • Aug 21 Orlando Fashion Square Mall
  • Sept 11 Oviedo Mall
  • Sept 18 Orlando Fashion Square Mall
  • Sept 25 Avalon Park
  • Oct 16 Orlando Fashion Square Mall 3201 East Colonial Dr Photos
  • Oct 23 Oviedo Lowes, Red Bug Lake Rd Photos
  • Oct 30 Lake Nona: CrossPointe Church, 11002 Lake Hart Dr Photos
  • Nov 13 Oviedo Lowes Home Improvement, Red Bug Lake Rd
  • Nov 19 Lake Nona: CrossPointe Church
  • Nov 20 Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 East Colonial Dr
  • Dec 11 Oviedo Lowes Home Improvement, Red Bug Lake Road Photos
  • Dec 17 Lake Nona: CrossPointe Church,11002 Lake Hart Dr
  • Dec 18 Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 East Colonial Dr
2012........................................
  • Jan 8 Orlando Fashion Square Mall, (Ft Lazy AfternoonPhotos
  • Jan 15 Oviedo, Lowes Home Improvement, Red Bug Lake Road Photos
  • Jan 22 CrossPointe Church, 11002 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832
  • (Woops! forgot to list Feb thru April here. We'll get to it soon. Promise!)
  • Sunday April 29 Avalon Park downtown 
  • Friday May 4 Kissimee Civic Center 
  • Saturday May 5 Sanford downtown 
  • Sunday May 6 Orange City, John’s Appliance, 911 S. Volusia Ave. 
  • Friday May 11 Casselberry City Hall 
  • Friday May 11 St Margaret Mary Church, 526 N. Park Ave.
  • Saturday May 12 Deltona Regional Library & Amphitheater 
  • Thursday May 17 Waterford Lakes Town Center 
  • Saturday May 19 downtown Longwood 
  • Sunday May 20 Orlando Fashion Square Mall
  • June 1st Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Avenue
  • June 2 Downtown Sanford, Palmetto Ave. and Seminole Blvd.
  • June 2 Downtown Longwood, 174 West Church Avenue 
  • June 3 Orange City John's Appliance, 911 South Volusia Avenue
  • June 8 Casselberry City Hall, 95 Triplet Lake Drive 
  • June 9 Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach
  • June 9 Deltona Library & Ampitheater, 2150 Eustace Avenue 
  • June 10 Orlando Fashion Square Mall behind Dillards
  • June 16 Downtown Longwood, 174 W. Church Avenue 
  • June 16 Deland's Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Avenue, Deland
  • June 24 6-9pm: Full Sail University, 141 University Park Dr, Winter Park
  • July 1 Orange City KMart Plaza, 810 Saxon Blvd
  • July 6 Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Avenue
  • July 7 Longwood, 174 West Church Avenue 
  • July 7 Sanford, Palmetto Ave. and Seminole Blvd.
  • July 8 Orlando Fashion Square Mall behind Dillards
  • July 13 Casselberry City Hall, 95 Triplet Lake Drive 
  • July 15 Deland's Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Avenue, Deland
  • July 26 Mount Dora, downtown corner of 4th & Alexander
  • July 29 Full Sail University, 141 University Park Dr, Winter Park
  • August 3 Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Avenue
  • August 4 Sanford, Palmetto Ave. and Seminole Blvd.
  • August 4 Longwood, 174 West Church Avenue 
  • August 5, 6-9pm: Orange City, KMart Plaza, 810 Saxon Blvd
  • August 10, 6-9pm: Casselberry, Casselberry City Hall, 95 Triplet Lake Drive
  • August 11, 6-9pm: I-Drive area, World Bowling Center, 7540 Canada Ave, 
  • August 12, 6-9pm: Orlando Fashion Square Mall behind Dillards
  • August 19, 6-9pm: Deland's Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Avenue
  • August 23, 5:30-8:30pm: Mount Dora, corner of 4th & Alexander
  • August 24, 6-9pm: Lake Nona, Lake Nona YMCA
  • August 26, 6-9pm: Avalon Park, Downtown Avalon Park
  • August 31, 6-9 New Smyrna Beach
  • September 1, 5-8pm: Sanford, Palmetto and Seminole Boulevard
  • September 2, 6-9pm: Orange City, Old K-Mart, 810 Saxon Drive
  • September 7, 6-9pm: Kissimmee, Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave.
  • September 7, 6-8pm: Melbourne, Wickham Park
  • September 8, 6-9pm: I-Drive area: World Bowling Center, 7540 Canada Ave
  • September 9, 5-9pm, Fashion Square Mall, Ronald McDonald House happy Hour
  • September 14, 6-9pm: Casselberry, Casselberry City Hall, 95 Triplet Lake Drive 
  • September 16, 6-9pm: DeLand, Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave.
  • September 23, 5-8pm, Downtown First United Methodist Church
  • September 24, 6-9pm : Titusville, Sandpoint Park, 101 North Washington Ave.
  • September 27, 5:30-8:30pm: Mount Dora, corner of 4th & Alexander
  • September 28, 11:30am-1:30pm, Orlando City Hall "Downtown Concert Series"
  • September 29, 6pm-12am, ZombietoberFest, Audubon Park Business District
  • September 30, 6-9pm: Avalon Park
  • September 30, 10am-4pm: Shampooch, 804 E. Washington St, Orlando, FL
  • October 3, Timbercreek High School Event
  • November 24, 5-8pm, Destination Daytona 1635 N. US Highway, Ormond Beach

Press
2-24-11 Fantastic Foodie Event Coming to Orlando: Food Truck Bazaar, OrlandoTastic
2-17-11 Yelp Event Page Listing, Yelp Orlando
2-9-11 List Your Local Gourmet Food Truck Event!, Flea Speech
3-1-11 The Daily City Sponsors Food Truck Bazaar in March, Scott Joseph Orlando
3-1-11 So Bazaar, Exploration Orlando
3-1-11 Orlando Weekly Calendar Listing, Orlando Weekly
3-3-11 The Daily City's Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Burger Beast
3-4-11 The Food Truck Craze Has Hit Orlando, Chowhound
3-5-11 Food Trucks Assemble!, Stuff By Berry
3-6-11 Crooked Spoon Food Truck Orlando, TastyChomps
3-7-10 Ride To Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Commute Orlando
3-8-11 Yellow Truckalicious Tacos, La Petite Floridienne
3-10-11 Don't Miss the Orlando Food Truck Bazaar March 29th, Eating Orlando
3-11-11 Ted Murphy Tweet!, Ted Murphy's Twitter Account
3-14-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar By TheDailyCity.com, Droolius
3-14-11 Orlando Unveils Local Food Trucks, Chelsea Park
3-15-11 TheDailyCity.com Organizes Orlando Food Truck Bazaar in March, CitySurfing Orlando
3-15-11 Event Listing, Orlando Sentinel
3-16-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Mega Yummo
3-18-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Watch Me Eat
3-18-11 Rolling Restaurants Gather at The Food Truck Bazaar, Island Club
3-21-11 The Crooked Spoon (small mention), Orlando Informer
3-24-11 Calling All Foodies! The Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, City's Best Orlando
3-24-11 Cleveland & Orlando Getting New Food Truck Events, FoodTruckTalk.com
3-24-11 Status Community Market, WeNourish.com
3-29-11 Food Truck Wish Granted, Orlando Business Journal
3-29-11 The Daily City Hosts Food Truck Bazaar (Slideshow), WESH 2
3-29-11 Food Trucks Draw Crowds of Foodies Near Downtown Orlando, Orlando Sentinel
3-29-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar Presented by TheDailyCity.com, TastyChomps
3-29-11 Food Truck Madness, Distant Creations
3-29-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazar Review, MegaYummo
3-29-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar a Huge Success, Jerk Shak
3-30-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Visit Orlando
3-31-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar Event Coverage, Droolius
3-31-11 Orlando's First Food Truck Bazaar: An Unexpected Food Frenzy, Amplified Culture
3-31-11 The Daily City's Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Burger Beast
4-28-11 Morning News TV Interview on Fox 35, FOX 35
5-2-11 Food Truck Bazaar Brings Mobile Gourmets to Fashion Square Mall, Orlando Weekly
5-2-11 The Food Truck Bazaar Was a Hit, Orlandos Food Trucks
5-2-11 The Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, The Vue Orlando
5-2-11 Food Truck Bazaar #2, Orlndo Foodie
5-1-11 The Daily City Presents the (2nd) Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Amplified Culture
4-27-11 Top Pick of the Week, Orlando Sentinel
4-27-11 Food Trucks Coming to Fashion Square, Orlando Sentinel
4-27-11 Wing Commander Representin' in Orlando on Sunday, Burger Beast
4-27-11 Food Truck Roundup, Winter Park Observer
4-26-11 Orlando's Food Truck Scene Revs Up, Scott Joseph Orlando
4-26-11 The Daily City Presents Orlando Food Truck Bazaar May 1, City Surfing Orlando
5-1-11 The Wheel Thing: New Food Trucks Offer Fine Cuisine, Orlando Magazine
5-2-11 Food Truck Bazaar #2
5-27-11 Summer Fun: The Daily City Food Truck Bazaars at Parliament House, Orlando Weekly
6-2-11 Summer Schedule For Orlando's Food Truck Fiends, Orlando Business Journal
6-8-11 Serve Your Inner Foodie With Food Truck Bazaar, Montevista
6-8-11 Oviedo Mall Press Release, Oviedo Mall
6-9-11 Truck Stops, Orlando Weekly
6-10-11 Firehouse BBQ, Scott Joseph
6-13-11 Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar at Oviedo Mall, Forkful
6-15-11 Food Truck Bazaar in Orlando Brings More, Central Florida Future
6-20-11 Full Liquor Service at this Sunday's Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Orlando Sentinel
6-22-11 Gathering of Food Trucks Bring Out Hungry Patrons, Seminole Chronicle
8-3-11 A New Kind of Food Truck Battle in Downtown, Orlando Business Journal
8-12-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Dixie Julep
8-16-11 Oviedo Food Truck Bazaar at the Oviedo Marketplace, TastyChomps
8-23-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar, Vanilla Lemonade
9-26-11 Photo Essay: Orlando Food Trucks, Traveler Writer Filmaker
9-28-11 Food Truck - Orlando Eats, Orlando Neighborhoods & Real Estate
10-20-11 Food Truck Bazaar, Foto Cuisine
10-24-11 Nine Orlando Adventures Beyond the Theme Parks, Hostel World
11-20-11 Food Truck Expo Coming to Orange City, Daytona Beach News Journal
12-13-11 What is a Food Truck Bazaar?, Megayummo
12-14-11 Food Truck Bazaars Keep on Rolling, Scott Joseph Orlando
12-14-11 Sanford May Have Taste of Gourmet Food Trucks, The Sanford Herald
12-19-11 Orlando Food Truck Bazaar: Fashion Square, Pulse of Central Florida
1-9-12 Food Truck Bazaar Video, Trip Films
1-26-12 Food Truck Craze Comes to Downtown Kissimmee, Orlando Sentinel
1-30-12 Orlando Food Truck Auditions, Orlando Mini Maker Faire
2-11-12 The Food Truck Bazaar, Central Florida's Good Eats
2-11-12 Food Truck Wiki
4-23-12 Food Truck Operators on Alert After Killing (Bazaar producer interviewed)
4-23-12 Woman Shot, Killed in Attempted Food Truck Robbery (Bazaar producer interviewed)
5-22-12 Discover Fabulous Food Truck Fare
6-27-12 Lunch Gets Some Wheels, The Daytona Beach News Journal
7-1-12 Mobile Gourmet, Central Florida Lifestyle (Bazaar producer profiled)
7-1-12 The Food Truck Bazaar Comes to Mount Dora, What To Do In Mount Dora
7-3-12 Food Trucks Return to Sanford, Sanford Herald
7-26-12 This Weekend: The Food Truck Bazaar Full Sail Blog
7-27-12 Oh What a Night: The Food Truck Bazaar a Hit in Mount Dora, What to Do in Mount Dora
8-10-12 The Food Truck Bazaar Expands to International Drive, Inside the Magic

8-27-12 Things to do in Mount Dora: The Food Truck Bazaar, Solo Travel Girl
8-29-12 Travelling Food Truck Bazaar Makes Stop on Florida's Space Coast, Visit Space Coast Blog
8-29-12 WFTV Event listing

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25 comments:

katquast said...

This makes me so happy!

Joseph Hayes said...

Well done, Mark. See you there!

Dawn Nikithser said...

Can I use your photo and spread the news via my Orlando blog, OrlandoTastic? I LOVE this idea and wish I could be there for it!

Mark Baratelli said...

Hi Dawn. Sure you can use it. Its a photo I took in Portland a couple years ago. They have an entire BLOCK dedicated to food trucks there. Nothing but trucks lining the sidewalk on that block.

Jennifer Graddy said...

This is so frickin' cool! Kudos to the folks that came up with the idea.

Dawn Nikithser said...

Awesome, Mark -- thanks! Here's the link: http://blog.dwtickets.com/2011/02/fantastic-foodie-event-coming-to.html

doreen said...

I'm really excited for this, and so is my tummy.

JerK Pit Master said...

CK Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ would love to bring a taste of the Islands to this event. Check us out at www.JerkToGo.com

House of Thuan said...

I love this idea.

But I would also love to see it downtown. Would love to see outdoor string lights hung above a common seating area, and would really love to hear live local music.

Next time?

Mark Baratelli said...

Gotta start somehwhere. You know someone who owns lights and extension cords or who wats to sponsor them? If so, send me their info for next one.

V said...

Dear Mark, I'm APPALLED at the lack of knowledge you have for Pupusas (Pupusas (Spanish Food)).

They are heaven in your mouth, with cheese.

Pupusas are a central american food that is inexpensive to make, and very popular in El Salvador (they make the best!) and Guatemala.

Read more here: http://www.duodishes.com/recipe/mains/the-duos-ethnic-exploration-el-salvador/#comment-17391.

I love you for trying, though!

Paulina said...

Well Mr. Mark!
I would like to thank you for putting me out there in the "press" column"!!!! I really enjoy writing about "local" spots & this post had to be one of my favorites :)
Can't wait for the Truck Bazaar!
Much Love
La Petite Floridienne

Michelle said...

I just blogged about it today on CitySurfing Orlando. Looking forward to it. =)

Jerk Pit Master Mark said...

Great idea and long overdue! I'd love to be a part of this event. Let me know if there is space CK Jerk Shack Gourmet Island BBQ - www.JerkShack.com.

Either way, I'll be there serving or eating.

Wicked Good Dinner said...

Looking forward to it!!
-Dawn

Chris Roberts said...

typo on this page: "But since no one can serve alcohol at this iteration fo the bazaar, they will just be bringing the lobster truck with them."

Chris Roberts said...
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Chris Roberts said...

check out my complete list of food trucks: http://eatlocalorlando.blogspot.com/2011/03/orlando-food-truck-list-complete.html?spref=tw

Chris burke said...

If you're a surfer, the north shore of Oahu has quite a few trucks, most notably the Blue Hawaiian Food truck. They park opposite Haleiwa Joe's in the gas station parking lot. Great food and Great price for surf and turf. ;)

Burke

Anonymous said...

Huzzah! Thanks for bringing this to fruition!

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TASTYCHOMPS said...

new food truck shirts coming to the FOOD TRUCK BAZAARS!!! http://tastychomps.blogspot.com/2011/07/food-truck-t-shirts-at-avalon-park-food.html

Dena Yard said...

I hope I can witness food truck bazaars soon. I heard meals from these food trucks are delicious and affordable at the same time. I really wanted to try it myself.

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akwolfie said...

I attended the 7/25 event at Lake Nona. Really enjoyed the variety. I noticed the same vendors are on the list for 8/22. Is there anyway to get different vendors to a location?

Mark Baratelli said...

akwolfie: You're right. All the trucks *are* the same. The only differences are that there will be no Cafe Rouge 8/22 and there will be Wako Taco and Dixieland Diner added. I will look into that. Variety is definitely needed. But there may be a reason it got scheduled that way I am not aware of. Thanks for the feedback!